June 10, 1944 – March 23, 2018
Joshua Shlosberg was a monk of Mepkin Abbey from 1992-2002. In recent times, he became ill, and made contact with Mepkin. Abbot Stan visited him in Chicago, and in their conversation, Joshua expressed a desire to be buried at Mepkin, a request to which the abbot gladly acceded. Joshua died on March 23rd, and he was buried in the monastic cemetery at Mepkin on Thursday, July 12. Present at the Mass along with the monastic community were the members of the Monastic Institute and Joshua’s brother Jeff and his wife Sally Shlosberg. Also in attendance were two close friends who traveled from Chicago for the service, Joe and Joan Hair.